I have just completed week 4 run 1 and I really struggled for some reason, my legs felt ok, my breathing was ok, but at the start of the final 5 min run I felt really dizzy with some tingling on the left side of my face. I didn't want to be defeated so carried on jogging really slowly at points and managed to finish. Once Laura told be to slow down I felt as if I could pass out and really light headed, when I got home I had a banana and some water but it has taken about an hour for the tingling to go away and for me to feel normal. I am really worried for the first time that this is going to be too much for me. Anyone else had feelings like this, or can tell me what I may be doing wrong?

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  • doesn't sound good, are you diabetic? Maybe your blood sugars were too low? Maybe you should have the banana before you go out running?, hope you get over whatever made you dizzy and get on with enjoying your runs :-)

    I know I get really nauseous if I run too fast and have to slow it right down :-)

  • Might be a good idea to mention it to your GP. Is your blood pressure OK?

  • oh bless you! It might have just been too much and perhaps blood sugars too low - even if you're not diabetic that can happen. I would suggest that you get booked in with your GP to have a check up though. Fingers crossed for you that all is well and it's just a case of perhaps eating more before running, but best to be on the safe side. Well done for getting this far, hope to hear you progressing more in the coming weeks :)

  • Thanks for your replies. I am not a diabetic and my blood pressure was fine when last tested within the last year. Maybe it was because I ran within an hour of getting up ( normally run after work) I did have a bowl of Special K and a cup of tea about 1/2 hour before going out. I will try something with a higher sugar content next time and if it happens again i will call the docs.

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